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Regional perspectives: Investing in a new energy future for Europe

9th October 2020

As the EU Commission releases its European Recovery Plan to tackle the economic and social damage from Covid-19, how are countries and businesses reacting to this package? In Europe, there is optimism about the European Green Deal and longer-term goals of carbon neutrality by 2050, with market design and consistent policy targets seen as the biggest challenges.


  • Hando Sutter, Chairman of the Management Board, Eesti Energia
  • Randolph Brazier, Head of Innovation & Development, Energy Networks Association
  • Yana Popkostova, Founder & Managing Director, European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis
  • Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission
  • Alexandre Perra, Group Senior Executive Vice President, Innovation, Strategy and Planning, EDF; Vice Chair, Europe, World Energy Council


  • William D’haeseleer, Professor, University of Leuven; Chair, Belgium Member Committee, World Energy Council


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